- Our Town
Canoe playground to get spring spruce-up
The new year should bring a new canoe to Canoe.
And it’s one the children of the area can particularly enjoy.
The city is planning to upgrade equipment at Jackson Park, which is located on 51st Street NE near the North Canoe Hall in 2014.
Brad Ackerman, parks supervisor, says the city is hoping to receive grant funding to install a recycled rubber play surface at the site, similar to the one at the recently upgraded Blackburn Park. New playground equipment is planned, as well, which will focus on natural play elements.
“It will include a lot of natural concepts, rocks, ropes and there will be a play canoe, which will be a neat feature for the area,” says Ackerman.
In addition to funding from the city, Telus is also supporting the project by contributing $25 from every new customer for its Optik TV service.
Ackerman says the city hopes to begin improving the park in the spring.